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Two accused of acting as officers without license

UPLANDS PARK, Mo. (AP) -- Two St. Louis-area men who worked as police officers are accused of doing so without a valid license.  

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that misdemeanor charges were filed Tuesday against 35-year-old Lamont Aikens of Florissant and 57-year-old Kenneth Minner of Uplands Park. Former Uplands Park Police Chief Henry Smith was charged for allowing them to work without a license.
Aikens was uniformed and in a patrol car in 2009 when he chased a speeding car into St. Louis. The car crashed and killed a mother of four.
The Post-Dispatch cited court records showing that Aikens has criminal convictions and at least 18 arrests.
A phone call to Aikens' home on Wednesday was not answered. Minner and Smith did not have listed numbers. It wasn't immediately clear if they had attorneys.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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